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Anthony Franciosa, actor (1928-2006)

Leo G. Carroll, actor (1886-1972)
Abel Gance, director, producer, writer & director (1889-1981)
Polly Ann Young, actress (1908-1997)
Whit Bissell, actor (1909-1996) 22 more words

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Emile Georges de Meyst, Forçats d'Honneur and the Archive

The Cinémathèque Royale in Brussels is currently in the midst of a programming of films dedicated to the Belgian theatre and film actor, Marcel Josz. The programming encompasses the vast range of its oeuvre – from his voiceover work in… 804 more words

Francophone Belgian Cinema

18. La Roue

February 17, 1923
directed by Abel Gance

The movie opens with the camera already moving, traveling on a railroad car, with the title and director credit. 401 more words


The Wheel (1923)

Originally running in at eight hours in length, Director Abel Gance enters the annals of auteurs to follow vision first and tackle practicalities later. The Wheel… 966 more words


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Jeanne Cooper, actress (1928-2013)

Abel Gance, director, producer, writer & director (1889-1981)
Billy Barty, actor (1924-2000)
Anthony Franciosa, actor (1928-2006)

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End of the World

∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗ (3/10)

In a nutshell: This 1931 apocalypse film from French experimental mastermind of the silent era, Abel Gance, is a turkey of epic proportions. A heavy-handed religious moral tale from a director who fails to cope with the restrictions of sound films, and an all too obvious script that fails to surprise or engage the viewer. 2,206 more words